Abstract
Wastl, M., Stötter, J. and Venzke, J.-F. (2001). Gletschergeschichtliche Untersuchungen zum Übergang Spätglazial/Postglazial in Nordisland. Norden, 14, 127-144.

Based on the reconstruction of equilibrium line altitude (= ELA) depressions relative to the maximum glacier extent during the Little Ice Age, present evidence allows to distinguish four stages of the local glaciation in Northern Iceland during the Late Weichselian/early Holocene transition. These can be geomorphologically and stratigraphically connected with the corresponding extents of the Eyjafjörður outlet glacier. A basic age model for these findings is provided by tephrochronology.
During stage I the glaciers on Tröllaskagi and Flateyjarskagi show an ELA depression of about 500 m. At the same time the outlet glacier of the South Icelandic ice cap terminated just north of Grenivík in the middle part of Eyjafjörður (Grenivík I stage). Stage I can be dated to ca. 10300 BP or younger. (In this paper, BP refers to uncalibrated radiocarbon years, calibrated ages are given as cal BP.) During stage II dated to after ca. 10300 BP the ELA depression of the local glaciers is about 200 m while the Eyjafjörður outlet glacier terminated just south of Grenivík (Grenivík II stage). The reconstructed ELA depressions for Preboreal advances of the local glaciers are less than 100 m. At this time the glacier in Eyjafjörður terminated near Hólar, ca. 35 km inside the present coastline. Since ca. 9200 BP, the local glaciers in Northern Iceland have never been much larger than during the Little Ice Age.